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Greetings, I'm new to the forums here but have been using paint.net for a while now.

I've ran into a problem that I'm hoping someone here can help with. I'll explain this the best I can.

I've got a picture with a logo on it however the logo is in a rectangle with a solid black background. What I would like to do is remove the logo from the black back ground and just save the logo as just that, the logo. Eventually, the logo is getting posted on to a website that will have backgrounds changing behind it and I would like to have the logo blend into each background without having a black rectangle around it each time as it doesn't always fit into the color scheme. I'm not sure the best way to go about doing this though. Everything I've tried so far after it's saved comes up with a white background instead of a black one.

I hope I explained this well enough and I'm looking for any ideas to try if anyone has a suggestion.


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Select the Magic Wand tool :MagicWandTool: and click on the black background. If some of the logo is selected along with the background, try lowering the tolerance of the magic wand and re-selecting.

Press delete to remove the selected region. The resulting chequerboard effect indicates which parts of the image are transparent.

Save as a PNG (as you've already found out in the other thread). PNG's support transparency, as do GIF's, but PNGs are of higher quality boltbait.wink.png .

As you're intending to use the image on a website I highly recommend downloading the OptiPNG plugin and using that to optimize the image when saving. You'll end up with a significantly smaller image = faster downloads!

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